Zimbabwe Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 12.37%, a 0.15% decline from 2021.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 12.52%, a 0.18% decline from 2020.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.70%, a 1.08% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.62%, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Somalia 35.63%
Haiti 34.03%
Yemen 25.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 22.12%
Nepal 20.60%
Comoros 20.27%
South Sudan 19.21%
Rwanda 17.41%
Tajikistan 17.41%
Zimbabwe 12.37%
Eritrea 11.09%
Central African Republic 10.90%
Togo 9.81%
Democratic Republic of Congo 9.29%
Burkina Faso 8.47%
Gambia 8.06%
Mozambique 8.05%
Guinea 7.89%
Malawi 7.73%
North Korea 6.94%
Uganda 6.58%
Ethiopia 6.33%
Senegal 4.78%
Guinea-Bissau 4.57%
Mali 4.49%
Tanzania 4.26%
Benin 4.18%
Sierra Leone 4.15%
Madagascar 3.95%
Liberia 3.08%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.55%
Niger 0.71%
Zimbabwe Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 12.37% -0.15%
2021 12.52% -0.18%
2020 12.70% 1.08%
2019 11.62% 1.02%
2018 10.59% 0.92%
2017 9.67% 0.89%
2016 8.78% 0.92%
2015 7.86% 0.93%
2014 6.94% -0.73%
2013 7.67% -0.64%
2012 8.31% -0.73%
2011 9.04% 0.20%
2010 8.83% 0.12%
2009 8.72% -0.02%
2008 8.73% 0.29%
2007 8.44% 0.20%
2006 8.25% 0.18%
2005 8.06% 0.18%
2004 7.88% -1.13%
2003 9.01% -0.96%
2002 9.97% -0.90%
2001 10.86% -1.03%
2000 11.89% -0.92%
1999 12.82% -1.23%
1998 14.05% -1.32%
1997 15.36% 1.56%
1996 13.81% 1.35%
1995 12.46% 1.61%
1994 10.85% 0.00%
1993 10.85% -0.01%
1992 10.86% 0.20%
1991 10.66% 0.20%